24 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Washington State University offers two masters degree programs in Educational Leadership. The Master of Arts in Education – Educational Leadership (M.A.) is a thesis degree designed for students who wish to focus on continued study and research in Educational Leadership and who may pursue a doctoral degree. 

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The non-thesis Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree is designed for professional educators preparing for leadership positions. The following information is for the M.A. degree. Washington State University offers a master degree in Educational Leadership

The M.A. requires a written thesis. The purpose of the thesis is to demonstrate a student’s understanding of educational research & theory as well as a student’s ability to design & implement a research study, and synthesize the results. 

Career Development

  • K-12 administrator, preparation for advanced graduate study, administration in public or non-profit agency, leadership positions in higher education.

Programme Structure

  • The master’s degree programs can be aligned with the Principal and Program Administrator Certification programs, for those who qualify for certification and who wish to receive Principal or Program Administrator certificates along with the master’s degree. 
  • All required graded courses for these certification programs can be applied to the master’s degree program of study. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a completed WSU online Graduate School application, a departmental supplemental application, a written statement (of scholarly and professional objectives as outlined on the supplemental application) current resume, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores (only if GPA is below 3.0), TOEFL or IELTS (international only), and transcripts of all past academic work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6369 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6369 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 24 months.

The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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